Today's Headlines

February 16, 2011 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Buyers in Vegas Upbeat: Despite concerns about price increases and continued economic- and weather-related issues, stores are hopeful the recession will fade from memory as 2011 sales continue to rebound. According to buyers shopping the opening day of the trade shows here, budgets have increased modestly and the mood is upbeat. (WWD)

Menswear's Young Bloods Kick It Old School: A crop of burgeoning new designers return to classic, quiet understatement. (WSJ)

Heritage Shouldnt Reek of Mothballs: NYTs Eric Wilson goes off on the current prevalence of extreme heritage on the runways, saying, " mens designers today seem to be getting lost in the past: they have no real heritage of their own." (NYT)

Moda Operandi debuts online trunk shows: Luxury e-tailer Moda Operandi will sell Alexander Wang's fall collection online, just four days after the designer showed it on the catwalk. Shoppers can order the look by putting down a 50% deposit and pay the remainder before the item is shipped, reported Women's Wear Daily. (Stylesight)